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Wed May 27, 2015, 01:08 PM

Movement 2015: Detroit's techno showcase captures the city's proud resiliency

Guardian UK:

Movement 2015: Detroit's techno showcase captures the city's proud resiliency
Movement, which has taken place every Memorial Day weekend since 2000, champions the do-it-yourself attitude spurring Detroit’s recent revitalization

In its 16th year running and 10th under its current name, Movement Electronic Music Festival celebrates its biggest year yet, with 141 artists across six stages at Hart Plaza. Located on the downtown Detroit Riverfront and bordering Windsor, Canada, Hart Plaza hosts a stunning view of both skylines. What started as an idea between friends has evolved into an annual celebration of the Motor City’s storied electronic music legacy, steadily defining itself as America’s key techno showcase and drawing fans from across the globe.

Movement, which takes place Memorial Day weekend, is more than just a music festival: it’s a celebration of love, pride and hope that captures the resilient spirit of Detroit by championing the do-it-yourself attitude of turning a grassroots idea into a reality. As the world watches, Detroit has seen a recent revitalization of the greater downtown area and a growing increase in small businesses, and Movement shines brighter and brighter as one of its fundamental cultural gems and top tourist attractions by growing alongside the city.

The six stages include the Movement main stage, which hosts most of the bigger acts as well as an array of local talent in an amphitheater-like bowl. It is the largest area at Hart Plaza, and is backed by an expansive view of the Detroit cityscape –the skyscrapers glow from stage light shows once nighttime rolls around. On one end of the plaza’s waterfront is the Red Bull Music Academy stage, the most diverse stage with an eclectic roster including hip-hop, techno, house and drum’n’bass. On the other end is the Beatport stage, curating mostly tech house and deep house. Near the plaza entrance is the Thump: Made in Detroit stage – it focuses on local talent, both classic and new. Directly below is the Underground Stage, located in the abyss of Hart Plaza. The sonorous and dark setting is ideal for harder, hypnotic techno. The Sixth stage, another home for local acts, dedicates two out of three festival days to showcases. ...................(more)


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